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MFA Painting, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College
Yale Summer School of Art
BFA Painting, Truman State University
Rachel Elliott is a studio artist and a writer. Her teaching interests include multi-sensory storytelling, teaching through play, and the use of drawing and the creative process in writing composition classes. Classes taught include Multimedia Sandbox, Video Editing for Documentaries, and Comics and Zines.
Drawing from her upbringing in rural Oklahoma, Rachel Elliott's work combines elements of changing natural environments, extreme weather, and getting by in a place where one sometimes feels like a hunted duck.
In 2014, Elliott created "The Disaster Calendar", a parody of giveaway calendars that replaced idyllic seasonal images with monthly depictions of chaos created by extreme weather.
Elliott's current drawings and paintings depict trickster animals adapting to environments changed by human development. In interviews and writing about these images, Elliott draws parallels between these adapting trickster animals and marginalized groups' responses to increasingly hostile surroundings.
Her studio is located at the Lexington Art League's Loudon House in Castlewood Park.